Described as "intensely soulful" by The New York Times and "spellbinding" by The New Yorker, Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh is known for his utterly distinctive sound across musical genres. This special evening of performance and conversation features the world premiere of Azmeh's newest song cycle, Songs for Days to Come, Volume 2, along with its companion piece Volume 1. The pieces include contemporary work by exiled Syrian poets, whose recorded voices meld with the sounds of clarinet, voice, cello, and piano. Azmeh will be joined in conversation by Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School.
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Dima Orsho, soprano
Kinan Abou-Afach, cello
Lenore Davis, piano
Lukman Derky, Mohammad Abou-Laban, Liwaa Yazji, Hazem al-Azmeh, and Adnan Odeh (Volume 1), Aref Hamza, Raed Wahesh, Firas Sulaiman, Yamen Hussein, Fares al-Bahra, and Abdel-Rahman Khallouf (Volume 2)
In partnership with St Urban Salons series